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article 16 April 2014 Business
The government says Britain's recovery is on track as official figures show average pay rises outstripping inflation for the first time in four years and unemployment continuing to fall (Reuters)
Pay increases finally exceed rise in cost of living

The government says Britain's recovery is on track as official figures show average pay rises outstripping inflation for the first time in four years and unemployment continuing to fall.

article 15 April 2014 UK
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UK workers could receive first real pay rise for six years

Inflation falls for the sixth month in succession in March paving the way for an end to the prolonged squeeze on wages, official figures show.

article 25 March 2014 UK
Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years - good for households who have seen their pay eroded by rising prices, but the better news is the squeeze on earnings may be over (G)
Will falling UK inflation mean a boost to our pay?

Inflation has fallen to its lowest level in more than four years - good for households who have seen their pay eroded by rising prices, but the better news is the squeeze on earnings may be over.

post 19 March 2014
Read more on Faisal Islam's blog Budget 2014: Carney butts in on a day of surprises

This is George Osborne's big chance. It is the first time he will hold up the budget box at a time of a robustly growing economy. It has been a four-year wait for this pleasure.

article 19 March 2014 Business
Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his fifth budget on Wednesday. It is bound to include measures that could not have been predicted, but here is what we can expect (Reuters)
Budget 2014: what to expect from George Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his fifth budget on Wednesday. It is bound to include measures that could not have been predicted, but here is what we can expect.

article 19 March 2014 UK
UK money (Getty Images)
Why not everyone gains from a higher personal allowance

The chancellor could raise the personal tax allowance in Wednesday's budget, but to do so is expensive and can skew the way money is distributed across the population.

video 12 March 2014 UK

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When coal was king: start of the 1984 miners' strike - video

Former Channel 4 News industrial correspondent Ian Ross reports on the response of coalworkers across the country on 12 March 1984, the first day of the 1984 national miners' strike.

video 27 February 2014 UK, Scotland

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RBS boss outlines 'serious' Scottish independence risks

RBS chief, Ross McEwan says if Scotland votes for independence his bank's credit rating could be seriously affected. But he says 'no large organisation' should attempt to influence the vote.

article 26 February 2014 UK
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by Why the 1970s were better than you think

The 1970s get a bad press. Economic ruin, union strife, racism, Jimmy Savile, embarrassing music - the list is endless. But was this decade really as bad as it's portrayed?